When I took my first PR class at NAU, Intro to Public Relations, I was told that there are four sides to public relations: non-profit, government, corporation and agency. Unsure of which area would suit me best, I decided to learn more about each before ultimately choosing my career path.
Thus far I have had the pleasure of interning with the city of Flagstaff, the government side, with Flagstaff Medical Center, the non-profit and corporation side, and now at HMA, to experience the agency side.
While I do believe I learned a great deal about public relations in my classes throughout college, there’s nothing like hands-on experience. So, in my weeks leading up to this internship I was both excited and eager to learn more and get a taste of agency life.
Today marks my 10th day as an HMA intern! Since this is my first internship that I don’t have to rush to after school, or rush home and do homework, it makes it that much more enjoyable for me! So far I have learned that:
I am so excited to learn agency side of PR throughout my internship, and I have the feeling this is the perfect place for me!